Featured Photo Credit: Nicole Falco Photography
It’s officially fall ya’ll! Bring on the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING and jewel toned wedding colors. Call us basic, but we’re here for it! However, this week’s blog is not about all the fall things, but it is about wedding things! Myself and some other beauty industry experts are spilling the tea on the beauty service timeline you should follow leading up to your wedding day!
ONE MONTH OUT FROM WEDDING DAY
First we are starting with teeth whitening, because you want to showcase those pearly whites in all those amazing photos that will be taken! We asked dentist, Marissa Whitehead, DMD of Winter Park Dentistry when is the best timeframe to begin this process and this is what she had to say, “If a bride is interested in whitening her teeth she should begin the process one month before her wedding day. The best whitening is a two-week process done at home with custom made trays. The “one hour in office zoom whitening” doesn’t have the lasting effects and we don’t advise that much anymore. We only use that as a secondary “boost” if you want more after the two week whitening process. Whitening works best as a slow, gradual process to give the bleaching agents ample time to work deep into the tooth and get stains out. We highly recommend a teeth cleaning on the initial visit, this helps to remove yellow/brown tartar and stains which always instantly lightens your teeth.Freshly polished teeth are best to pick up the whitening.” After your cleaning Marissa and her team will create custom whitening trays that fit to your teeth. She stated, “It takes our office about a week to make custom trays, and then you will use the trays for two weeks during the whitening process. This will have your teeth perfectly whitened a week before the wedding! Should be perfect timing!”
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TWO WEEKS OUT FROM WEDDING DAY
During the wedding day getting ready process, you’re sure to be getting glammed with some amazing makeup artists and hairstylists. Afterall, you want that wedding hair and makeup to be on point! Help your wedding day hairstylist out by making sure your hair is freshly cut and colored. Metese Lester, from Leal Marston Salon suggests getting this done at least 2 weeks before your wedding day. This will give your hair a little time to grow out and not look like you JUST stepped out of the salon with freshly chopped ends.
ONE WEEK OUT FROM WEDDING DAY
One week out from your wedding day, you will want to get your brows shaped, facial waxing, a facial, and your lash extensions. All of these are not a must. If you’re not into any of this, then skip it!
Waxing: “Waxing is best done one time before the wedding. If it’s your first time waxing it’s completely normal to have a reaction or soreness. So I usually recommend coming in 6 weeks before and then around a week before the wedding for all waxing services,” says Jena Mehlberg, Owner of Catalyst Salon. Jena is a spray tanning and waxing expert! You want a flawless, natural tan? She’s your gal!
Facial: There are many client’s of mine who see an aesthetician regularly, to get facials and other skin renewing procedures. If you are one of these people, I highly recommend you continue your normal routine, and do not have any new procedures done close to the wedding. You never know how your skin will react to new products! If you are newer to facials, but want to have glowing skin on your wedding day, I would suggest beginning this process of receiving a facial once a month about 12-6 months out from the wedding date. Doing this sooner, than later, will help your skin adjust to the new products, and consistently continuing the process will only enhance your wedding day glow! Regardless if you’re a facial veteran or newb, your last facial should be done one week before the wedding, but after your facial waxing/hair removal.
Lash extensions: If you don’t prefer strip or temporary individual lashes, then lash extensions are the way to go! If you regularly wear lash extensions, be sure to get your last fill in the very beginning of wedding week, so they stay fresh and full for your day! However, if you’re trying this service for the first time, you should get your initial set one month in advance so you have time to get used to them, and to check for irritation. Then wait 3 weeks, and get them filled the week before the wedding! You’ll be looking fabulous, babe!
3-4 DAYS OUT FROM WEDDING
Nails: Nails should be done as close to the wedding as possible, so that you do not run the risk of chipping or breaking a nail before the day of. BB’s recommendation would be to get them done before your spray tan, but after everything else! 😉
TWO DAYS OUT FROM WEDDING DAY
Spray tan: Jena Mehlberg is back spilling the tea on spray tanning! She said, “If getting waxed and spray tanned you would want to do waxing before the spray tan.
For spray tanning most people recommend trials. I personally don’t require them, but it’s because I’m confident in my skills.” (Seriously gals, she’s the BEST!) “If someone goes to a new technician or has never spray tanned before I would recommend a trial tan 3-4 weeks before. You need to do the trial that far out because spray tan has a habit of sticking and you want to have a perfect blank canvas for the wedding… For the wedding day, the ideal time frame is 2 days before, and this should be the very last thing you do!”
That’s it babe! Save these dates on your wedding timeline so you don’t forget! Let us know if you follow our recommended timeline and how it works for you, or let us know if you need us to connect you with any of the professionals we mentioned above! We’re always glad to share our beauty pro recs with you!